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  •  "The Lives of Others" (8+ / 0-)

    This was an excellent movie from a few years ago about surveillance by the Stasi. The agent listening turned out to be sympathetic to his subjects and failed to turn over incriminating information. But the people's lives were destroyed anyway. The mere knowledge that someone is listening and informing makes having a normal life impossible.

    •  This is a great recommendation (3+ / 0-)
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      artisan, mrkvica, milkbone

      Folks who support this business ought to watch that movie to get a sense of what unlimited surveillance can lead to. What can be used to ferret out violent criminals or terrorists can be used to ferret out political crimes.  The tools used against organized crime can also be used against organized political movements.  

      Do you really thing that the guys who brought us caging are going to balk at this kind of thing?

      Touch all that arises with a spirit of compassion. An activist seeks to change opinion.

      by Mindful Nature on Sat Jul 13, 2013 at 12:15:18 PM PDT

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